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Ronald Curry had finally made people forget that he was once an elite quarterback. In 12 games last season, the former North Carolina signal-caller emerged as one of the NFL's most productive wide receivers. During one three-game stretch near the end of the season, Curry amassed 309 receiving yards and four touchdowns.
Ronald Curry's NFL career is moving forward
The Fayetteville Observer

Carolina Basketball


North Carolina coach Roy Williams played musical chairs inside the Garden, congratulating his former players as they went to the stage one by one.
Clicking their Heels
The News and Observer

There are debates about whether Charlotte is a basketball town, a football town, a racing town or a golf town. But about this there should be no debate: Charlotte is a Tar Heels town.
Your Charlotte Tar Heels
The Charlotte Observer

One year after drafting Connecticut power forward Emeka Okafor, the Bobcats did the Tar Heel two-step, drafting North Carolina point guard Raymond Felton and power forward Sean May on Tuesday night. That's three first-rounders, all with national championship rings. And that's no coincidence.
Bobcats add touch of Tar Heels blue
The Charlotte Observer

The latest chapter of Raymond Felton's storybook life will take place in a familiar setting. The Charlotte Bobcats kept the Latta native close to home by making him the fifth overall selection in the 2005 NBA draft. Felton will be joined by Sean May, his teammate on North Carolina's national championship team. Charlotte took May with its final selection at No. 13.
Felton's future is in Charlotte
The Columbia State

"I'm ready to get started right now," Williams said while wearing his smile and the Hawks hat he wore when he shook NBA Commissioner David Stern's hand at 7:42 p.m. "I realize that they struggled last year. But they're a young team, with a pretty new coach and they're working hard to turn it around. And I think I'll fit in great down there. I'm ready to go."
Hawks take Marvin Williams at No. 2
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

With their highest pick in six years and the final lottery pick of the first round, the Wolves chose the explosive North Carolina junior guard from a crowd of promising wing players. An intriguing, enigmatic pick.
Timberwolves' top pick has talent, baggage
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Leave it to the Wolves to turn a middling draft pick into the most intriguing, frightening, exhilarating story they could find.
An intriguing, enigmatic pick
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Sitting at the dinner table of his family's West Asheville home 13 years ago, Rashad McCants told his mother he would someday become an NBA player. Tuesday night in New York City, McCants followed through on that pledge.
Rashad heading north
The Asheville Citizen-Times

The 2005 NBA Draft will go down as the Carolina draft. That's for the league, and even more so, for the Charlotte Bobcats.
4 Heels go in first round
The Winston-Salem Journal

Not long after shaking Stern's hand, Felton shared an embrace of former Tar Heels and future Bobcats with Sean May. The junior forward went No. 13 to Charlotte, and junior guard Rashad McCants went 14th. The last school to have four picks in the top 14 was Duke in 1999. Tar Heels coach Roy Williams spent time at each of his players' tables in the so-called green room. Showing good anticipation, he started the evening with the family of the one he had in Chapel Hill the shortest time. "It's nothing but extremely positive feelings and happiness for these youngsters, and a feeling of relief," the coach said of his four departing underclassmen. "I'd had been really mad at them if they'd gone pro and none got drafted."
Wake's Paul, UNC's Felton follow Williams in the top five
The Greensboro News and Record

It was a Garden party, Tobacco Road style, on Tuesday at the NBA draft. The Big Four accounted for six of the first 20 picks in the draft, including a record-tying four from North Carolina.
ACC well-represented in NBA Draft
The Durham Herald-Sun

If you work for the Charlotte Bobcats' marketing department today, it is Christmas in June. Here are your presents: two well-known, extremely popular former North Carolina basketball players in Sean May and Raymond Felton.
Ticket demand to go up
The Charlotte Observer


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